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English in Cambridge - Studio Cambridge

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Programme Summary:

  • For ages 16 and up
  • From 2 weeks
  • Homestay (half-board) or Residence (self-catering)
  • University town in green environment
  • Quality family run private school
  • Standard, Intensive courses + Cambridge, IELTS exams preparation
  • More than 80 different nationalities attending

School

Cambridge

Cambridge enjoys an almost unparalleled reputation (except for maybe its rival, Oxford) for its high-calibre university, producing the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the history and traditions that have accompanied it through time. Student town, cosmopolitan, dynamic, ancient, Cambridge is full of things to do and see, making it a hot destination for young people learning English.

Climb to the top of Great St. Mary's cathedral for a spectacular view of the town from above. Go rowing, or for an even more typical Cambridge experience, give punting on the Cam a try. Students can take walks through "the Backs", going down peaceful meadows to the river's edge and providing picturesque views of the colleges. In the heart of East Anglia, Cambridge itself is well-situated and easily accessible by train, bus, car, and air plane, making it easy to travel around England (and maybe even sneaking a trip over to Oxford, just for comparison).

School

Founded in 1954, Studio Cambridge, has years of EFL experience under its belt. Accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK and Education UK, the school offers Intensive English and exam prep courses for young people and adults as well as fun-filled language and activity programs. With qualified and experienced teachers, the courses always include a range of activities and local visits after classes. Every week, 180 to 250 students are engaged throughout and encouraged to speak English with fellow participants from every corner of the world. At the end of the course, students receive academic certification showing achievements and proficiency in English. The school knows over 70 nationalities per week. It is situated just a 10 minute walk from the centre of town and 400 meters from the main train station. There is also a learning centre with a library, computers, multimedia facilities and free Internet.

Programme

Courses

All levels are welcome, from complete beginner to advanced. The school is open to participants ages 16 and up. Progress tests are given throughout programs.

Classes take place Monday - Friday. Each lesson is 45 minutes long, and there are maximum 16 students per class, (13 on average).

We offer general and intensive English courses, as well as preparation for the Cambridge and IELTS exams. Programmes have a good balance of lessons, social and cultural activities, and enough free time for students to explore this wonderful city. At least five activities each week included.

  • General English: 20 lessons per week

9:15am - 12:45 from Monday to Friday.
Course content differs according to level, but all classes include grammar, speaking and pronunciation, writing skills, listening and reading comprehension.

  • Intensive English: 28 lessons per week

9:15 to 12:45, 13:45 to 15:15 everyday (except Friday afternoon)
General English program + afternoon electives depending on level of English and personal interests. Electives include Culture, Business, TOEIC, Language Plus, Reading and Writing or Academic English.

  • Exam Preparation

  • Cambridge: 28 lessons per week for 6, 9 or 13 weeks
    This course is not only designed for people wishing to take the FCE and CAE examinations, but also for people who want a highly structured and demanding course with a greater emphasis on grammar and writing. Intermediate level required.

  • IELTS: 28 lessons per week for 6 weeks
    The International English Language Testing System is an internationally recognized qualification for entry to universities and colleges throughout the English-speaking world. Upper Intermediate level required.

Activities

Our school organizes a weekly entertainment programme for participants. Every week there is a Pub Night - an opportunity to make new friends, practice your English and have fun. We also have traditional afternoon tea, orientation tours of the city, museum visits, football, parties and trips to the theatre and cinema. All daytime and evening activities offered are free of charge; however, there are some recommended events such as student nights at clubs in the city, or cultural and theatre trips that may require an additional fee.

Examples:

  • Guided tour of the city (the River Cam, universities, museums, botanical gardens)
  • Welcome activity
  • Things in restaurants / bars / pubs
  • Excursions (around £ 20) £ 22): London, Bath, Canterbury, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Salisbury (18 years)
  • Sport (volleyball, badminton, basketball, frisbee, swimming)
  • Evenings of games, movie and pizza, movies, bingo
  • British Culture: conversation club, cake decorating and cookies, quizzes, English tea, bingo

On the weekends the school offers reasonably-priced one-day excursions to places like London, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Brighton, as well as all-weekend trips to Amsterdam, Paris and Scotland. We even offer horse-riding weekends in Wales.

Accommodation

Homestay

Staying with a host family is the best way to fully delve into the English language and culture. We take enormous care in selecting the best host family for the student and all of our families are carefully screened. Students are encouraged to spend time with their families in order to make the most out of their stay in the country.

There are three types of homestays offered:

  • Three Star (nice, clean, standard accommodation)

  • Four Star (higher standard, larger home and additional facilities)

  • Five Star (large house with private bathroom)

Homestays are located no more than 30 minutes from school on foot or by bus. Students stay in single rooms (double rooms available for couples) with half board.

Residence

Located on only a 5 minute walk from the school and 15 minutes from the city centre, this is an ideal accommodation for students wanting more independence and the chance to live with other foreign students. Students stay in single rooms with private bathrooms and share a fully-equipped kitchen. Laundry facilities are available with washing machines and dryers. The bed linen is provided but students should bring their own towels.

A deposit of £100 is to be paid. This must be paid via internet before departure (contact us for details) or in cash on your arrival at the school. You will be reimbursed at the end of your stay if no damage is found.

Prices & Dates 2017

Dates 2017

Stays take place from Sunday to Saturday. Lessons begin every Monday.

Holidays (on these days no classes will be given): December 17, 2016 until January 3, 2017 and December 16, 2017 until January 2, 2018.

AVAILABILITIES: - No vacancies in Residence until July 30 - No vacancies in Homestay until August 13

** Dates for exam preparation sessions **

** Dates for Cambridge exams **

  • From September 12 to December 23, 2016 (12 weeks)
  • From January 2 to March 24, 2017 (10 weeks)
  • From 16 January to 24 March 2017 (8 weeks)
  • From March 20 to June 10, 2017 (8 weeks)
  • From 15 May to 15 July 2017 (8 weeks)
  • From 17 July to 30 August 2017 (6 weeks)
  • From September 14 to December 4, 2017 (6 weeks)
  • From October 16 to December 15, 2017 (8 weeks)

** Dates preparatory courses for IELTS ** on January 16 February 27, April 17, May 29, July 3, July 31, 18 September, 30 October 2017 (for the 4-week sessions) and 2 January 13 February 3 April 15 May 4 September, 16 October 2017 (for the 6-week sessions).

Programme prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included, lessons & accommodation with host family

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Lessons & accommodation with host family - single room, half-board
Duration20 lessons28 lessonsCambridgeIELTS
2 weeks880 £970 £--
3 weeks1,280 £1,415 £--
4 weeks1,675 £1,855 £--
6 weeks2,380 £2,650 £2,650 £2,575 £
8 weeks3,145 £3,505 £--
9 weeks--3,865 £-
10 weeks--3,990 £-
12 weeks4,605 £5,145 £--
16 weeks5,890 £6,530 £--
18 weeks6,470 £7,190 £--
20 weeks7,020 £7,320 £--
24 weeks8,410 £8,770 £--
32 weeks9,745 £9,905 £--
36 weeks10,955 £11,135 £--
Additional week305 £310 £--
Extras - per week
Extras for students aged 16 and 17 (1 time)90 £
Host family ****40 £
Host family *****140 £
Residence70 £
High Season (15/06/2017-15/09/2017)20 £
Transfers - Per journey
Gatwick240 £
Heathrow190 £
Luton140 £
Stansted110 £
St Pancras170 £
Optional extras to be paid on arrival (in GBP)
IELTS exam fees125 £
Cambridge exam fees125 £
Exam books40 £
Lessons only - enrolment fee 80 GBP
Duration20 lessons28 lessons
2 weeks480 £570 £
3 weeks720 £855 £
4 weeks940 £1,120 £
6 weeks1,320 £1,590 £
8 weeks1,755 £2,115 £
12 weeks2,620 £3,160 £
16 weeks3,235 £3,875 £
18 weeks3,600 £4,100 £
20 weeks3,800 £4,320 £
24 weeks4,560 £4,920 £
32 weeks4,960 £5,120 £
36 weeks5,580 £5,760 £
Additional week165 £175 £

Prices include:

  • Chosen English programme
  • Accommodation in single room with host family (half-board)
  • A welcome pack
  • All administrative fees
  • Course materials
  • An English level certificate

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to Cambridge
  • Optional exam fees (Cambridge Exam, IELTS)
  • Exam books

Practical Info

Transport

  • Arrival airport: London (all airports and Eurostar station)
  • Airport pick up and transfer available upon request (see price table)

If you prefer, Easy Languages can book your flights for you. Please make sure you note this in your enrolment form.

If you intend to book your own travel, please try to arrive the Sunday before courses begin and leave the Saturday after they end.

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.

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